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Workshop: Defining the Personal Narrative with Susan Burnstine


  • The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows 2223 El Cajon Blvd San Diego, CA 92104 United States (map)
Across Old Albion Road , Hand varnished archival pigment print, ©Susan Burnstine

Across Old Albion Road, Hand varnished archival pigment print, ©Susan Burnstine

Join Medium for one of our most sought-after workshops with photographer Susan Burnstine. This two-day workshop focuses on exploring and realizing individual narratives through the power of the still image. Using metaphor, symbolism and personal stories participants will learn to articulate and refine their vision in any genre of the medium, whether that be landscapes, portraits, still life, nature, abstract, photojournalism, self-portrait or documentary. As photographers, our images are deeply rooted in personal emotion despite being self-created or found scenarios. The aim of this workshop is to guide photographers to develop an emotional understanding of each image they create, and to convey their vision in a meaningful, honest and consistent manner.

Participants will explore their own personal narratives, aesthetics and psychology in image making.  Through practical demonstrations, creative exercises, group discussions, shooting assignments and portfolio reviews, photographers will leave the workshop encouraged and inspired to grow to the next level of their creative potential. Additional topics will include, long term project development, techniques, editing portfolios, marketing, publishing and exhibitions.

Workshop Details:

  • Instructors: Susan Burnstine

  • Dates: February 16th-17th, 2019

  • Location: Lafayette Hotel & Swim Club

  • Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate

  • Tuition: $395.00

About Susan Burnstine
Susan Burnstine is an internationally exhibited and published fine art photographer hailing from the great city of Chicago, now based in Los Angeles. In addition to her photography, she is often found writing for various photography publications, most notably, a monthly column in Black and White Photography Magazine (UK). With over 25 solo exhibits conducted on an international scale, her work is included in many museum and private collections, including The Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego, The Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, and The Candela Collection in Richmond. Burnstine’s first monograph, Within Shadows, was published by Charta Editions in September 2011, and was selected for Photo-Eye’s Best of 2011 book list. Her second monograph, Absence of Being, was was published by Damiani Editore in Fall 2016 and earned her Best In Show at the 2017 International PhotoBook Awards.

For more information visit the workshop page at Medium San Diego!